New edition of Christianity Explored
Since Christianity Explored (CE) was first launched ten years ago, many have become Christians as a result of doing the course.
Now translated into 20 languages, it is estimated that at any one time 5000 CE courses are being held around the world. Locations vary widely, from church missions to outreaches in schools and prisons.
But, this May, CE is being relaunched. Why? The key decision has been to condense CE down from ten sessions to seven. The condensed course is less daunting to potential guests and teaches one clear theme per session without compromising gospel fidelity.
The DVD is reshot with new material, including the narrator’s amusing — and somewhat embarrassing — encounter with an unrecognised VIP, much in the news at the moment.
However, CE’s evangelistic programme remains uncompromisingly the same, with every session based around a Bible study and short talk or DVD, followed by questions.
Topics covered include the significance of Jesus’ death and resurrection, what grace is and what it means to be a Christian. The sessions on grace and the resurrection have been completely redone.
What emerges is the same compelling portrait of the identity, mission and call of Christ, with a clear exploration of sin and its eternal consequences so that the wonder of God’s grace can be responded to.
CE has also enabled churches across denominational divides to work together in evangelism. For example, in April, local congregations put on a CE course at Costa Coffee in the heart of Edinburgh.
The UK launch of this edition is at the Christian Resources Exhibition at Sandown, on 10 May. More information from: Melanie Baird on 0207 636 6406; or www.christianityexplored.org